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  1. ETSU Mandolin Orchestra - Remote recording

    I know there is a small audience for this kind of ensemble, but I figured I might find it here !

    Here's a recording that my students and I made as part of our Mandolin Orchestra course at East...
  2. Original Song and Video - Wash Your Hands!

    I think this should have been posted in the Songs and Compositions Forum... apologies! Please feel free to delete this or move it... I don't know how. :mandosmiley:

    Hey, everyone,

    I wrote...
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    Re: new bridge for flat top?

    Actually, I make an adjustable bridge that works for most flat top instruments.

    Vern Brekke
    www.bridgerproducts.com
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    Read Me First

    The old Forum software has been reinstalled. But I wasn't done meddling just yet. I saw some things in the other version and decided they had their place here so changes have occurred in the...
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    Re: Professional Mando Names

    For those who wonder why reading this thread makes you feel vaguely uncomfortable, here's an article about the concept of naming stuff that you own:
    ...
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    Garcia guitar Grisman mandolin

    I like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QCJ9mflho8
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    Re: How Chris Thile spends his sunday

    PDF of the article:
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    6 course early renaissance lute

    6 course early renaissance lute, based on this painting and others:...
  9. Thread: Attic find

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    Re: Attic find

    I don’t know who made it, but here are some general observations. It is not a high quality instrument. On bowlbacks, a small number of very large staves, like yours, denotes a beginners inexpensive...
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    Re: Post a picture of what's on your bench?

    Here's a collage of some of the stuff I'm currently working on...
    https://i.imgur.com/Oy0syIv.jpg
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    Re: Toxicity of finishes

    I used to spray nitro a lot, and found out quickly I did not want to be in the same room when it was drying. Things got hung in my shed for a couple of weeks. Once in a while I notice a new guitar in...
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    Re: Mandolins "Opening Up"

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised any more when someone new to the Cafe asks an honest question that you all think is old hat and rather than be kind to the guy, you turn into the worst kind of social...
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    I Am Not Afraid - Doug Irwin Song

    Hey, Folks!

    Here’s a song my friend Doug Irwin (Bellefonte, PA) wrote. He was gracious enough to let me take a video of it. That’s my new Collings MT2 too. :-)


    https://youtu.be/fvi8J7Zxpo0
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    Re: Woodstock

    So you really were on acid at Woodstock.....
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    Re: What’s your travel case?

    Going with the OP's question. I built a small acoustic mandolin to fit my large suitcase. The suitcase is the mandolin case. Clothes and supplies are the padding. The suitcase is regular checked...
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    Re: What’s your travel case?

    Since your budget is below that of a true flight case, I'd suggest that any decent hard case will do. To get the most out of that, pack the instrument as if you were shipping it. At a minimum add...
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    Re: What’s your travel case?

    My "go-to" case for air travel is from Gator.....polyfoam with a black nylon exterior. It's compact, not quite as thick as a Travelite but similar in construction. The Gator's big advantage is...
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    Re: Has Anyone Built a Cigar Box Mandolin?

    This is a very old thread, but I wanted to give my 2 cents for anyone interested.

    I learned to build 3 string cigar box guitars first. The box is a resonator that allows the string sounds to...
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    Re: In case or on stand?

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    Like Tom Sanderson, I have my mandolin and a couple of fiddles, that I regularly play, hanging in an old gun cabinet with glass doors. I get to look at them when not playing and it's...
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    Re: In case or on stand?

    I picked up an old secretary desk with glass doors on top at a yard sale for 20 bucks. I took out the shelves and mounted string swing hangers. It keeps my mandolins handy, but still safe when I'm...
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    Mandolin Set Up Ebook and Mandolin Users

    Hi everyone,

    I have been giving away the free setup ebook for nearly four years now, and I thought you'd be interested in some observations I have. First off, if you want my free ebook on how to...
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    Re: Mandolin Set-up E-Book by Rob Meldrum

    Just send an email to rob.meldrum@gmail.com with "mandolin setup" in the subject line and I will email you a copy for free (free to all mandolincafe members).

    Rob
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